We know that Willem Dafoe will make an appearance as Aquaman ally Nuidis Vulko in Justice League, so it’s only fitting to hear that that will lead to a larger role in the Aquaman solo movie.
Dafoe told The Guardian that Nuidis Vulko is introduced in Justice League, but that he’ll have a “principal” role in Aquaman.
As much as you enjoy working on personal films by strong directors, you’re also making Justice League, which is presumably the opposite of that.
Well, Justice League is very particular because it’s an ensemble movie and my character is being introduced here in order to be a principal role in Aquaman. These films are a different experience. They have different responsibilities, different resources and different intentions. It’s nice to go between those worlds if you can. They serve different impulses.
Justice League is scheduled to be released exactly one year from today, on November 17, 2017. Aquaman is tentatively scheduled for July 2018.
SOURCE: The Guardian